July 2017

Don't Let Rising Interest Rates Catch You by Surprise You've probably heard the news that the Federal Reserve has been raising its benchmark federal funds rate. The Fed doesn't directly control consumer interest rates, but changes…

June 30, 2017

Market Week: June 26th, 2017

The Markets (as of the market close June 23, 2017) A drop in energy shares is keeping the large cap indexes of the S&P 500 and Dow in check, although…

June 26, 2017

Market Week: June 19th, 2017

The Markets (as of market close June 16th, 2017) The benchmark indexes listed here seemed to follow last week's mixed economic news. While the Fed raised interest rates based on…

June 19, 2017

Market Week: June 12th, 2017

The Markets (as the of market close June 9th , 2017) The benchmark indexes listed here produced mixed results last week. The large-cap Dow gained a little more than 0.25%,…

June 12, 2017

Market Week: June 5th, 2017

The Markets (as of market close June 2nd, 2017) New highs were reached by the S&P 500, the Dow, and Nasdaq as stocks rose for the second week in a…

June 5, 2017

June 2017

Alternatives to Long-Term Care Insurance The costs of long-term care can be overwhelming, potentially exhausting retirement income and savings. You may be thinking about buying long-term care insurance (LTCI) to help cover some of the potential…

June 5, 2017